Four New ICoEs Joined IRDR Family!

On Nov 30th, 2016, IRDR welcomed four new ICoEs in its scientific network!

ICoE- CCOUC for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response, located in Hong Kong, China, is proposed by Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). It will be directed by Prof. Emily Ying Yang CHAN. This new ICoE mainly focuses on 1) climate change and health, 2) disaster risk perception, 3)human health security, 4) disaster case studies of Asian Pacific region and other relevant issue.

ICoE-Disaster Risk and Climate Extremes, located in Malaysia, is proposed by Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM). It will be directed by Prof. Joy Jacqueline PEREIRA. This new ICoE has a five-year scientific plan with a thematic focus on “Climate-driven Hazards – Policy Intervention and Adaptation”, where “Building Disaster Resilience in ASEAN” is a flagship.

ICoE-National Society for Earthquake Technology, located in Nepal, is proposed by National Society for Earthquake Technology-NEPAL (NSET). It will be directed by Prof. Amod Mani DIXIT.  This new ICoE has key researches under SFDRR and focuses on innovative policy research, risk perception and dynamics, physical science (such as local building typologies) and so on.

ICoE-Spatial decision support for integrated DRR, located in Netherlands, is proposed by University of Twente. It will be directed by Prof. Victor G JETTEN. This new ICoE developed its science plan with topics of characterization of hazards, vulnerability and risk, understanding decision-making in complex and changing risk contexts, and reducing risk and curbing losses through knowledge-based actions.

IRDR now is a larger family with 10 NCs and 12 ICoEs. Scientific committee members wished a close cooperation inside IRDR and greater contribution to global DRR field.

Congratulations to new IRDR ICoEs!